10 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners

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Hello fellow writers, I’m glad you found my review on some of the best places to find freelancing writing jobs (for beginners).

I have a soft spot for writers, especially for beginners… because I was a beginner too (10 years ago). I know how hard it is to find the courage to start, especially when you don’t have the confidence yet on your writing skills. And it’s especially hard when you don’t know where (or how to start).

But take heart, dear writers, because you’re about to find out where you can start with your writing career.

I want you to know right now that (for me) writing is one of the best ways to make money online. If you’re a writer, you probably enjoy written words and the writing process itself. And if you can earn from your passion (writing), you will surely have fun with this type of freelancing job.

10 Places to Find Freelancing Jobs as a Writer

Below is a list of 10 places where you can find freelancing jobs as a writer. Please note that these are not arranged in any particular order. Also, you might find some valuable information here even if you’re not a beginner.

1. Upwork.com

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Upwork

Upwork Quick Review

Upwork was born when 2 former freelancing sites (oDesk and Elance) merged in 2013 to create what has become one of today’s most popular freelance platforms. They officially started as Upwork in 2015.

What Upwork does is connect companies/businesses to the independent contractors/freelancers (not just writers) registered on their site. They are headquartered in Santa Clara, California and post three million jobs annually worth $1 billion US dollars. 

Just so you know, I worked with Upwork for a few years (when they were still oDesk) and earned around $2,000 there. I have pleasant memories of oDesk and met some wonderful clients there.

As Upwork, they still have a good reputation. In fact, although Upwork, Inc. is not BBB-accredited, they have an A+ rating there at the time of this writing.

How Upwork Works

Joining Upwork is free. Just sign up to their site and you will use your email and password combination to log in to their platform when you get accepted.

Once registered, you can start searching for jobs inside (they have a search function).

Please know, they’re regulating job applications these days (to minimize overwhelming/mass applications) by requiring applicants to use the connect feature when applying for jobs.

The connect feature requires 1 to 6 connects per application. 

But don’t worry, because you’ll have (free) 60 connects per month. And should you need more, you can purchase additional connects at $.15 per connect (they’re sold in bundles of 10, 20, 40, 60, and 80).

Getting Hired by a Client

When you get hired by a client, you can communicate directly with them within the platform.

This is the recommended method of communication in freelancing marketplaces like this (to protect yourself from getting scammed). 

Upwork acts as a mediator in case of disputes. But of course… let’s hope disputes don’t happen, right? ????

The pay rates for Upwork projects vary, and you can set your own rates. You and your client can also negotiate the final rate for your tasks – which can be paid per hour or per project.

As for their payment system, you get paid through PayPal, which is really cool. Please be aware of Upwork's fees, however… for your first $500, they’ll take 20% of your earnings.

And for your earnings from $500.01 to $9,999.99, they’ll take 10%.

For earnings greater than $10,000, the fee is 5%. Please note that these fees are applied per client.

Should You Work for Upwork?

For the most part, I can say it’s safe to join Upwork – and that’s one of the reasons why a lot of freelancers use them. 

To maximize your writing/freelancing career on their platform, I would advise optimizing your profile because it’s one of the first things that clients look into when considering your application.

Having been a freelancer for 10 years, I also recommend going the extra mile and giving your best in every job you do because you will be rated based on your submissions – and high ratings will encourage more clients to hire you in the future.

If it weren’t for their steep fees, Upwork would nearly be perfect as far as freelance platforms go in my opinion. Still, you can check them out and make them one of your go-to sites for writing gigs.

Keep in mind, as a freelancer you're not limited to only one platform. 

2. Fiverr.com

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Fiverr

Fiverr Quick Review

Founded in 2010, Fiverr is still one of my favorite places for finding writing gigs. I still have an account there because it’s a fun site (and I also have good memories there).

According to Wikipedia they are based in Tel Aviv, Israel. 

Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services. So again, it’s not just for writers. It’s actually a place where you can sell any type of skill or talent (that’s why I consider it to be a fun platform). Also, you can be a seller and a buyer with only one account – so you can buy other Fiverr members’ gigs as well.

As for legitimacy, Fiverr is legit and safe to join. And like Upwork, although not BBB-accredited (which can be costly), they currently have a B rating which isn't perfect, but it's not bad. 

How Fiverr Works

You can join Fiverr for free and become a Fiverr seller – you will sell your skills (in your case, writing). 

Of course, if you have additional skills you'd like to sell, you can post those as well. 

As their name suggests, gigs/services on Fiverr are sold at a base rate of $5. Fiverr has already come a long way since it first started – so now you can sell your services/gigs for more than $5 (which is great, because when I worked there everything was sold for only $5).

As a beginner, Fiverr is a good way to start because the environment is not that demanding.

You have your gigs for sale and you get to set your own conditions for the sale (delivery time, requirements, etc.). You can also level up on their platform (based on your sales and rating) and this will help increase your earnings.

For their payment system, they pay via PayPal.

Fees with Fiverr are a little steep in my opinion, at 20%. So, you’ll only get $4 every time you sell a $5 gig.

Having said that, if you've ever had to find your own clients, you'll know what a valuable service these platforms provide. 20% is a bargain if the alternative is no clients at all. 

Should You Work for Fiverr?

I always recommend Fiverr to beginners/freelancers because I really think it’s a wonderful platform. It’s one way to get exposed to clients looking for writers and you can use the platform to sell your other skills.  

As mentioned above though, Fiverr is also charging 20% fees. In this case, I never seemed to mind when I was working there because like I said, I was enjoying the platform… and it beats having to find track down your own clients and handle all the back-office details (billing, etc.)

One downside that can make it hard for beginners on Fiverr is that a lot of old-timers have already built their reputation (and are therefore getting more clients).

Still, I believe there’s always room for newbies on these types of sites… you've just got to give these things a try and put in the time and effort. Once you get discovered, perform well, and get high ratings, you will have your own set of regular clients.

3. iWriter.com

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners iWriter

iWriter Quick Review

If you want to join a freelancing site that’s exclusively for writers, you can sign up for iWriter. It was founded in 2011, so it’s one of the most established freelancing platforms out there today.

You can also check out my full iWriter review.

iWriter is not BBB-accredited, and they have a C rating on the BBB site at the time of writing this review. The main reason for their low rating is because they failed to respond on 1 complaint filed on their site.

As a platform, iWriter connects writers/freelancers to Requesters/clients. There is a constant thirst for content whether it's to satisfy consumers, social media followers or search engines… so sites like iWriter are always looking for new writers. 

How iWriter Works

Registering with iWriter is free. However, you need to pass their test to get accepted on their platform.

Once accepted, you can log in to your dashboard and look for writing jobs to work on (you will see a list of available jobs inside). It’s up to you to pick a topic/article that you want to write, so you can pick those that interest you.

You can then submit your finished work and get paid for it (after approval).

You will be assigned a rank in iWriter – Standard, Premium, Elite, and or Elite Plus. If you’re new, you’ll probably start at the lowest rank (Standard) and also get paid the lowest rates.

Now, iWriter doesn't necessarily pay great, but as a newbie you're not always looking for the best paying site. You're looking for work to establish yourself as a credible freelancer and build a portfolio.

This is extremely important because clients are looking for freelancers with experience.

Typically, you can get paid around $2.50 per 500-word article on iWriter as Standard ranked writer. Of course, your writing rate will increase as you get promoted in the ranks (that’s why it’s important to always submit high-quality articles).

iWriter also pays through PayPal. At the time of this writing, I found that their minimum threshold is $20 (and they’re not charging any fees).

Should You Work for iWriter?

In my opinion, iWriter is another good option as a stepping stone in your freelancing/writing career. There’s room to grow and you can hone your writing skills as you perform more jobs as you build your portfolio and experience.

Also, your pay will increase as your quality increases and your rank improves. 

Since your success at iWriter will greatly depend on your rank, I suggest choosing your clients/projects wisely. Clients with good reviews (and with 4 and 5-star ratings) are usually easy to work with and they’ll give you high ratings for your work as well.

4. PeoplePerHour.com

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners People Per Hour

People Per Hour Quick Review

Founded in 2007, People Per Hour is almost as popular as Upwork. Like Upwork, it’s also a freelancing platform that caters to a worldwide audience. You can find different types of freelancing (remote) opportunities on People Per Hour, not just writing

How People Per Hour Works

You can register (for free) on People Per Hour and create a Profile page on their platform. You can then start finding and bidding for jobs. Since they are regulating applications (mass applications have become a habit among freelancers and freelancing marketplaces are fighting against it), you’re only allowed to bid on 15 job posts in a month.

If you need to apply to more jobs, however, you can do so by paying fees.

Just like Upwork, you can choose writing assignments at People Per Hour that, or course, pay per hour. However, you can also choose assignments that pay per project.

Pay is via PayPal and Payoneer currently. 

One important thing to remember here is that People Per Hour charges fees on your earnings. For your first $700, they’ll charge 20%. And for earnings above $700 up to $7,000, the fee is 7.5%.

If your earning exceed $7,000, your ongoing fee will be 3.5%. Yes, their fees decrease as you bring in more money to their platform, but please note that these are based per client (not on your total earning).

Should You Work for People Per Hour?

Like Upwork, People Per Hour is also a good source of writing jobs (and other types of remote jobs).

Also, although their fees drop significantly for bigger projects… like Upwork, they are high when you’re just starting to earn money on their platform or doing many small projects.  

Still, I think People Per Hour is worth checking out and they could be one of your primary sources of online income when you’re just starting out as a freelance writer. Remember, your experience on these types of sites can help you land more high-income jobs in the future with personal clients (ones you land yourself) or on other platforms.

5. Textbroker.com

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Textbroker

Textbroker Quick Review

Texbroker is one fo the older online freelancing platforms, having been founded in 2007. As you can already tell, they’re a “text-based” marketplace. They connect their clients to freelance writers on their site.

As a writer on Textbroker, your writing projects can include web content, press releases, product descriptions, blog posts, etc. Your clients can be publishing companies, bloggers, Internet Marketers, and many more.

Like most of these companies, Textbroker is also not BBB-accredited but they have an A+ rating.

How Textbroker Works

Registration is free. However, their registration process is not as simple as other freelancing sites. In fact, they ask for a fair amount of of information when you register (e.g. name, email, gender, home address, date of birth, phone number, profession, etc.).

If you’re from the US, they also need proof of residency and a picture of you holding your ID so they know you are who you say you are.

This is a good thing because it means you're not competing with people who are trying to cheat the system, creating multiple fake accounts, etc.

Textbroker also requires their writers to submit a writing sample (around 200 words) before getting accepted to their platform. It will take their editors 1 to 2 weeks to get back to you, and they’ll assign you a ranking of 2 to 5 if they accept your application.

I would advise producing a great writing sample because your ranking and pay will greatly depend on this requirement. At the time of this writing, the rate for…

  • rank 2 is 0.7 of a cent per word, 
  • rank 3 is 1 cent per word,
  • rank 4 is 1.4 cents per word, and finally… 
  • rank 5 pays 5 cents per word.

As you can see, your pay at rank 5, is greater than 500% more than it is at rank 2. 

Once accepted, you can create your profile and showcase your skills and abilities to your potential clients.

As for finding writing jobs, they have a search function on their site and you can also check on the orders queue on your dashboard. In time, you can also negotiate your pay with your regular clients.

Textbroker supports different payment methods including direct deposit and PayPal. But please note that they require a minimum amount of $10 for payouts.

Should You Work for Textbroker?

Textbroker is another good place for beginner writers to look for jobs.

The pay can be very low when you’re first starting out (especially when you start at level 2), but you can get promoted as you improve your work submissions.

6. Constant-Content.com

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Constant Content

Constant Content Quick Review

Constant Content is another freelancing platform that’s exclusively for freelance writers. Having been around since 2006, they have a worldwide audience, so your clients can be individual bloggers, internet marketers, and even large companies.

When you write for Constant Content, you can expect writing tasks like simple articles, blog posts, newsletters, press releases, and tutorials, among others…

How Constant Content Works

To sign up for Constant Content, you need to register and like most marketplaces, it's also free. The registration process requires you to provide your details such as name, email, address, etc.

You will also need an email and password combination to access their site.

To get accepted as a Constant Content writer, you need to pass a short test comprised of about 7 questions. They’ll also ask you to write a sample article (around 250 words) on a particular topic. Your grammar and writing skills will be evaluated in these tests.

Once approved, you can search their site for topics to write about. And if your submission passes their editorial review, your work will be added to their catalog. With this procedure, you need to wait for your article to get sold to earn money (sometimes it can take months to sell articles on Constant Content).

You also have the option of searching for specific client requests to work on writing tasks on the Constant Content platform. And if you already have regular clients on their site, the whole process of getting writing jobs becomes easier.

The pay on Constant Content will depend on the project.

At the time of this review, their lowest pay is 1.5 to 2 cents per word (meaning, you can earn about $7.50 to $10 for a 500-word article).

Their highest rate right now is 10 cents per word, which works out to $50 for a 500-word article. This is not a bad rate, and depending on where you live you're getting into the territory of being a full-time freelance writer, provided you can land consistent work. 

But don’t get your hopes up too high – because $50 for a 500-word article in freelancing platforms like Constant Content can be rarer than a blue moon. It's possible of course, but only a select handful of writers get it. 

And not because there are not enough good writers, but because there are not many clients who can pay that kind of money and be profitable (in terms of their content ROI).

Constant Content pays like most through PayPal, which is (again) nice because PayPal is a very reliable payment processor.

Fees are 35% though – so even if you do earn $50 on a 500-word article, you’ll only get $32.50.

Should You Work for Constant Content?

You can add Constant Content to the list of writing/freelancing platforms worth joining as a beginner.

They’re legit and have high standards – which also explains why their editorial team is very strict with their members’ submissions. And because of their high standards, they have been known to close accounts because of too many errors.

It's just not worth it for them to risk their customer base by approving mediocre content. And, if they have to edit it extensively, they might as well just write it themselves.

7. Flexjobs.com

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Flexjobs

Flexjobs Quick Review

Up to this point, you’ve been reading about freelancing sites for beginner writers – and they’re all free to join.

If you’ve been around looking for online jobs for some time, you’ve probably heard about the advice of staying away from platforms that ask for money. Well, in general, employment sites and marketplaces that ask for money are often scams (so be diligent)… but that’s not always the case.

There are plenty of scams on free sites too. 

It's not necessarily the platform or marketplace that's a scam, but rather the clients who are posting jobs. 

On good sites that are managed well, the risks are low, but the risk is always there (a lawyer once told me that there’s no such thing as 0% risk in any transaction, so I guess that rule can be applied here).

Why do I mention this when talking about Flexjobs?

Great question…

Flexjobs vets their postings. They review all their job postings to guarantee you won’t get scammed.

However… there’s a price for this guarantee – Flexjobs is NOT FREE to join.

Before I tell you how Flexjobs works, please know that they ARE BBB-accredited and currently have an A+ rating. 

They’ve also been around since 2007, so that says a lot about their legitimacy.

How Flexjobs Works

Flexjobs has 3 pricing systems – $14.95 for 1 month (monthly), $29.95 for 4 months (quarterly), and $49.95 for 12 months (yearly).

Their annual plan is by far the best bang for your buck as it works out to around $4 per month.

You might be wondering why people would pay for Flexjobs job postings when there are free sites that you can go to (I just gave you 6 so far). Well, that’s because Flexjobs has a reputation for providing high-quality job listings and you’re paying for their services of finding legit job opportunities for you.

Flexjobs also has an Advanced Search functionality on their platform which their users find especially useful.

To search for a particular job (a writing job for example), you can trim the results by using keywords (e.g. writing, blogging, article writing, etc.), entering a career level (entry-level or professional), schedule (full time or part-time), etc.

Other perks with their paid membership include free skills testing (which you can display on your profile) and email notifications (for new job posts).

Should You Use Flexjobs?

I know you may not want to spend money if you’re just starting out as a freelance writer. Believe me, I always went for free memberships/registrations when I was just starting out (I still like free stuff to this very day lol).

However, it depends on how serious you are about starting a freelancing career. 

I don't necessarily recommend spending money on things when you're just starting out because it can lead to a rabbit hole of expendentures that never seems to end. 

But, I also want to present you with the option of using Flexjobs because I think $4 per month (if you buy the yearly membership) is worth it if you can get more quality job leads.

If you have the budget for it, it's worth considering. You can also ask for a refund within 30 days if you’re not satisfied with their services or finding it particularly useful for you situation.

8. Craigslist.org

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Craigslist

Craigslist Quick Review

I'm sure you've heard of Craiglist, and you've probably used them before.

Wikipedia describes Craigslist an an American classified advertisements service. And that’s exactly what they are… an online classified ad site (like those you see in newspapers). 

They have different sections such as jobs, sales, services, wanted, gigs, etc. So, if you’re going to look for writing jobs, you can check out their jobs, wanted, and gigs sections.

Craigslist has been around since 1995 – and although their popularity has declined throughout the years, people (employers and people in need of services) are still using them. And yes, job hunters and freelancers are still using them too.

I myself have used Craigslist once or twice to find freelance writing gigs. Unfortunately, I remember being scammed (at least once) by one of the clients I found on Craigslist. I can still remember her name (Lauren), but let’s move on, lol…

Please note that Craigslist is not BBB-accredited, and they have an F rating on the site at the time of this writing. According to BBB, their rating is a result of the company’s failure to respond to complaints (they have over 100 complaints filed against them).

Still, I’m presenting you with Craigslist as an option because it’s a legit site and one not typically considered when searching for freelance writing gigs.

It’s just that scammers are literally everywhere and according to the complaints, there is a higher concentration on Craigslist when compared to some other platforms (but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get scammed, especially if you’re careful).

How Craigslist Works

To use Craigslist, you only need to search by category (e.g. services, wanted, gigs) and location. If you find something that interests you, you can click on the job post to see the full description/details of the job.

If you wish to apply, just click on the reply button on the page and this will connect you with Craigslist’s email service (and you can send a message to the job poster).

Craiglist is an open marketplace, which has it's advantages. You don't have to register like yo do with others (qualifying with tests, etc.) and Craigslist doesn’t charge a fee for job applications (the job poster shoulders the fees).

Also, you can communicate with your potential client outside the Craigslist platform when you (and your client) decide to work together.

Should You Apply to Writing Jobs on Craigslist?

Craigslist is a legit site and I know a lot of people are getting legit jobs from this platform.

Still, I already told you about my experience of getting scammed by a client I found on Craigslist, so be very careful (I’ll provide you with some tips on how to avoid getting scammed in a bit). Craigslist itself has released an article on how to avoid scams on their platform.

If you’re like me, you’d still want to explore every source of writing jobs… We always learn from our mistakes anyway, and sometimes these painful experiences help us grow. I'm not saying to voluntarily put yourself in a painful experience of course, but you should also not do things out of fear either. 

Just do your due diligence

9. FreedomWithWriting.com

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Freedom With Writing Review

I really don’t know how to describe Freedom With Writing… I only discovered them while doing research for this article, and I was intrigued. 

I guess a good description would be that they are an e-magazine (and a source of jobs) for writers.

They've been around since 2010, which makes them at least a decade old. They are legit and while similar to other sites (where there is a potential for third-party scams to creep onto the platform)… I haven't found any accusations that they themselves are a scam.

How Freedom With Writing Works

Freedom With Writing has a declaration of love for writers on their site. They say they know how difficult it is to build a successful writing career, which as you know is true.

They also say they spend their time thinking about ways they can help help writers succeed.

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners Freedom With Writing

There’s only one thing you need to do if you want to gain access to this site’s content – subscribe to their newsletters

It’s free, just enter your email and they’ll let you in.

By subscribing to Freedom With Writing, you’ll get emails from them with full reviews of companies that are currently hiring writers. They’ll also send you ebooks and articles on how to build your writing career. ALL FOR FREE.

I know Freedom With Writing sounds too good to be true… but they’re actually legit. According to their site, they’re earning from the ads on their site, so there’s no need to charge their subscribers. Besides, they have other businesses aside from Freedom With Writing… and as they said, they love writers.

I think this would be a good time to let you know that the creator of Freedom With Writing (Jacob Jans) is also a writer. So I guess that explains his love and support for fellow writers.

With Freedom With Writing, you will find different types of writing opportunities (for newbies, and every level of expertise). They have another site (similar to Freedom With Writing) called Authors Publish – they accept submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry there.

So if you’d want to go that route later on in your writing career, you know where to go.

Should You Subscribe to Freedom With Writing?

For me, Freedom With Writing is like a hidden gem and I’m glad I found it to share it with you (I wasn’t aware of it when I was just starting, it would have helped me a lot).

Don’t be surprised if you find the other freelancing sites (on this list) as recommendations from Freedom With Writing – because as I said, they’ll be emailing you reviews on available writing jobs/sources on the internet. They’ll even send you free writing tips in your email to help you improve as a writer.

Somehow, my faith in humanity has been restored with Freedom With Writing’s mission statement. I guess some of the best things in life are still free…

10. Social Media

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners LinkedIn

Social Media/LinkedIn Review

Sometimes the answer you're looking for is staring you in the face 🙂

Yes, you can find freelance writing jobs (for beginners and experts) on social media. This is the last entry for this list, but it’s certainly not the least.

The future is here and social media accessible to everyone – including freelance writers and their potential clients.

Okay, maybe it's a little much to associate the future with social media (in some ways social media is taking us backwards)… but for better or worse, it's a valuable resource if you use it right.

For the purpose of this review, I’m going to concentrate on LinkedIn as an example (but you can also apply the same principles to Facebook and other social networking sites).

The goal here is to connect with other social media users – and finding your clients on these social media platforms.

How to Find Freelance Writing Jobs on Social Media

There’s another reason why I saved the Social Media option for finding freelancing/writing jobs for last– it’s not very beginner-friendly (I know, this article is supposed to be for beginners… but it doesn't hurt to sharpen your marketing skills when it comes to finding freelance work).

You see, the clients you’ll find on social media are usually looking for experts in the field of writing. In general, those that are looking for beginner writers (with cheaper rates) look for them in content farms/mills such as the ones I described in this review.

Still, I am showing you this option because you can start building connections with possible clients from social media platforms even while you’re still working on content farms/freelancing platforms.

And I just know… soon you’ll be ready to handle jobs from bigger-name clients with bigger budgets.

So, to give you an example, let’s look at LinkedIn. 

If you create a profile there, you can use their search function to look for available job postings. As a beginner, you can apply to those jobs – but know that your chances of getting accepted will depend on your current skills and your profile (it should be optimized to display all your good points).

Employers with job openings will have a page for job applications, so you just need to click on the Apply button to connect with these employers.

When you’re already an expert in writing (and beefed up your online resume), you can build your connections on LinkedIn and apply directly to clients (even without job postings).

Working with your clients directly will remove the middleman (e.g. freelancing platform) in the whole scenario and simplify the process (and you’ll earn more!)

If you don’t have a LinkedIn account yet, you can create a profile for free on their site. I suggest starting building your profile and connections as soon as you can with the goal of finding future clients on the platform. If you get a feel of how the site works now, you’ll feel much at ease about using it for finding premium clients in the future.

Again, the same principles apply to all social media sites. Of course, some lean more heavily to written content than others.  

10 Quick Tips for Beginner Writers

  1. As a beginner, you’re lucky if you can get high rates even if you’re just starting out. But in my opinion, if you’re willing to start from the bottom, you can get started faster (and reach your destination sooner).
  2. On freelancing platforms, apply to only a few writing jobs (only those you really like). But work on your profile and application letter to increase your chances of getting noticed/accepted for jobs.
  3. If you’re going to work on freelancing marketplaces, it helps if you work inside the platform. In case of disputes with your clients, the site will be able to investigate the matter and resolve the issue.
  4. When you're a little more experienced, it's okay to be daring and work outside freelancing platforms to work directly with clients. For some platforms this isn't allowed, so only do it if it's a platform you DON'T depend on. I know this tip totally goes against the previous tip, lol (which is why I said when you're a little more experienced)… but I used to do this a lot. Working directly with clients means getting higher pay and not being tied to the rules of the site. But of course, you won’t get the support of the freelancing site in case of disputes (if you choose to do this).
  5. If you’re finding it hard to find writing jobs because you’re just a beginner, take heart and just keep on applying/searching for jobs. The right opportunities will come eventually and the number one thing that separates those who succeed from those who don't, is that those who do just keep going until they do.
  6. If you’re going to join one (or more) of the freelancing sites I mentioned in this review, make sure that you stand out (the competition is high on these sites). Develop your own style and strategies so that you will have repeat/regular clients.
  7. Keep growing and improving as a writer by always challenging yourself (make a conscious effort for this).
  8. Know your worth… as a beginner you can start with a low (realistic) rate. But as you get better, be confident in your skills and increase your payment rate. Clients who really know your worth will pay you based on the results you can bring into their business.
  9. Sometimes, scams are unavoidable. And I’ve never heard of successful online businessperson who hasn't been scammed, to tell you the truth. I'm sure there are some, but I don't know any. So, be careful with scams, but don’t let your fear of getting scammed stop you from applying to writing jobs.
  10. To avoid scams, you can request your clients for daily or weekly payments if you’re just starting to build a connection/working relationship. Most reasonable (and legit) clients will agree to this setup – and you’d want to work with those types of people, believe me. 

What I Like About Freelance Writing

  • Freelance writing is an exciting job.
  • You get to learn as you work.
  • The possibilities are almost endless because writing is a huge industry.
  • Of course the most obvious and important benefit, you get to work from home or wherever you like. 

What I Don't Like

  • It can be hard to start earning online through writing.
  • It’s hard to find good-paying jobs as a freelance writer if you’re just starting out.

Final Thoughts…

If you’re a beginner writer, please understand that you need to start somewhere to succeed in your chosen path. As writers, we all start out as beginners, but we’ll all reach our ultimate goals eventually.

Don't quit, and don't be afraid to work for less than you think you're worth, because one day you may find you're getting paid more than you think you're worth. 

I’ve shown you some of the best places where you can find freelance writing jobs as a beginner, and I sincerely hope this list helps you.

The nice thing about writing is that it’s always in demand. The internet needs content, and we are the providers of that content.

As a writer, you can also put up your own business such as starting a blog or an online business where content is one of the main ingredients.

You can become a published writer/author… Just keep on learning and growing as you go with your freelance writing career.

Can you see it now? The possibilities are almost endless when you combine the web with being a writer. And if your passion is writing, getting paid to write is one of the best things that can happen to you. Believe me. 

It's doesn't happen overnight, but imagine waking up every day, sitting down at your favorite writing spot (maybe a coffee of tea as well) and earning a living doing something you love to do. 

And freelancing is diverse. You can do other things in addition to writing. For example, if you have the right kind of  vehicle, you can drive for Uber and write during your downtime between rides (a strategy the founder of this site, GigHustlers, used when getting started… driving Uber while building an online business). 

You can also babysit, walk dogs or clean homes when there are no freelancing gigs available. Here's a list with hundreds of ideas for work at home jobs and side gigs

You may be a beginner now, but you won't be forever. If this is something you want, don't hesitate. I urge to you get started today! 

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3 thoughts on “10 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners”

  1. Dear Angela,
    Thank you so much for the 'blog' about freelance writing. I have been writing a book now for years. Since my mothers death on Father's Day of 2000. However, due to a lot of lemons life has thrown at me, up until reading your blog I had basically stopped actively writing. It is mostly an autobiography of my life. Although it is about my life and every woman I've met and even about stories that my grandmother told me that I just had to put into the book. The name of the book is called Her Pain and despite the name there is joy, happiness, love, sex… real life…and it happens as fast as it comes. For all and it's also, I should say somewhat my spiritual journey. So again I say thank you.

  2. I have a friend who is so much interested in guest posting and this post will really go a long way for her so i will be sharing it with her…